The MINI transfers the power developed by its 160 kW/218 hp four-cylinder turbocharged engine to the road with poise and assurance, courtesy of its standard ALL4 all-wheel-drive system. Lowered sports suspension and an aerodynamic kit also play their part in bringing an irresistible feeling of race competition to the driver and passengers in their four individual seats.
The MINI impressively sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 6.9 seconds with either of the gearbox variants. Yet despite this turn of speed, fuel economy is exemplary for its output class. According to the press release, the MINI posts average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 7.4 litres (automatic: 7.9 litres) per 100 kilometres / 38.2 (35.8) mpg.
The MINI John Cooper Works Paceman celebrates its world premiere at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January 2013; its market launch will follow in March 2013.